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The Oyo state government has assured applicants into the state teaching service of its commitment to making the recruitment process easy and lifting many youths from the shackles of unemployment. The chairman, Oyo state post-primary schools teaching service commission, TESCOM, pastor Akinade Alamu disclosed this while briefing newsmen on recent developments in the recruitment process. continue reading
The Supreme court has sacked David Lyon less than 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state.
Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared the winner of the governorship election in the state in November 2019.
A panel of justices led by Mary Odili has however asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Lyon and to re-issue another to the candidate with the second-highest number of votes.
The decision of the apex court was in affirmation of the verdict of a… continue reading
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, in Abuja today, Shehu said only miscreants protested against the president’s visit. The presidential spokesman said the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents. It will be recalled that during the visit, Governor Babagana Zulum… continue reading
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked.
Lawan said this today while speaking on a motion sponsored by the senator representing Borno central, Kashim Shettima on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno.
The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone, but some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The senate president said when targets are set for appointees, they are likely to perform better.
Speaking… continue reading
The Ogun State government has approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency, tagged the ‘Amotekun Bill’. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Addressing reporters at the end of the Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran, said the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the six southwest states. Adeniran assured that the ‘Amotekun Corp’ will be headed by a State Commandant,… continue reading
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on Nigeria’s security sector. The decision followed a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by the Chief Whip of the house, Mohammed Monguno, during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila. The motion was tagged, “Recent Attack by the Boko Harem Insurgents at Auno Village, Borno State”. Monguno, who presented the motion, said commuters on the Damaturu-Maiduguri road were compelled to suspend their journeys once it was 6 p.m due to security challenges in the northeast. Monguno also expressed concern that while the… continue reading
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is as President Muhammadu Buhari visited Maiduguri, Borno State, to condole with people of the state over the killings of passengers in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram. The FEC meeting was heralded by the National Anthem, the Christian and Muslim prayers. Afterwards, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, with the permission of the vice president, called for a minute of silence in honour of those killed in the latest Boko Haram attack in Borno. continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari today visited Maiduguri, Borno, to condole with the state over the recent Boko Haram attack on citizens. On Sunday, about 30 people were killed in the attack at Auno, near Maiduguri. A text message to state house correspondents by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu conveyed the president’s visit. The visit of the president was however greeted with mixed reactions, as residents of the community condemned the recurrent attacks, rejecting the administration. It will be recalled that the passengers, who were en route to Maiduguri, were attacked around 10pm on Sunday. They had stopped over at Auno as a… continue reading
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party today protested at the office of the European Union in Abuja. The opposition party said it is protesting against the “deplorable state of affairs” in the country. In another development, some protesters today besieged the Abuja office of Amnesty International, asking the rights watchdog to leave Nigeria. The protesters arrived at the office located at Maitama at about 12pm today and barricaded the road leading to the entrance. They expressed solidarity with the federal government in songs, while preventing entry and exit into the office premises. They accused the organisation of fuelling insecurity in… continue reading
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he sacked Farida Waziri, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the interest of the country. Jonathan was reacting to a statement by Waziri in her book, ‘Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead’ in which she alleged that the former president removed her as EFCC chairman because she was going after oil thieves”. In a statement by his spokesman, the former president said Waziri’s removal was not personal and that he had retained her when he assumed office despite international call for her sacking. The former president asked Waziri not continue to rue… continue reading